Each week Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, with the release of Side Effects on DVD/Blu-Ray and the upcoming release of his last film, Behind the Candelabra, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Steven Soderbergh.
Most directors have an identifiable style consistent with their approach and perspective. Each week Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Terry Gilliam.
Alright, this is just getting ridiculous now. At this point, I feel like we're NEVER going to get a director for Star Wars: Episode VII. The blogosphere could just be in a perpetual state of confusion for the next couple decades as Disney just witnesses the carnage. Every day it's a new rumor, a new fan theory, and a new director commenting on his prospects of directing Episode VII. So only two weeks overdue, it's Joe Johnston's turn. Wait it's only been TWO WEEK?! This is starting to make my brain hurt.
With the tragic death of Tony Scott, Hollywood has lost yet another visionary perspective. While Tony's movies didn't always get the same praise and popularity as his older brothers', he still made a lasting impact on cinema in his own way. This list is a tribute to those shining moments in his career and give us all a chance to appreciate his contribution to the art of film.
Unless Fox starts production soon on a new Fantastic Four and Daredevil movie, they'll lose the rights to the character. And they obvioiusly don't want to do that.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were on board to pen a new Jurassic Park film. And, in my mind, that sealed the deal that another Jurassic Park film is happening (more than Steven Spielberg's confirmation of the sequel at last year's Comic Con, at least). But another interesting nugget in that story was the fact that Steven Spielberg was NOT coming back to direct the fourquel, and that another director would take the helm. While this is disappointing news in and of itself, what's even worse is the idea that Jurassic Park III director Joe Johnson has expressed his desire to return to the franchise. Even though Johnson proved himself a capable director with last year's Captain America...after JP3, I don't want to see him anywhere near this franchise. Here's five directors we would rather see take over the franchise. They may be unrealistic...but they're are picks.
Yesterday, director Gary Ross confirmed that he was no longer set to direct the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Not missing a beat, Lionsgate already had a shortlist prepared for who could take the reigns of the franchise. And you know what? About all of them are better choices than Gary Ross. Find out more about the shortlist right after the jump.
Not too long ago word came down that Jonathan Liebesman was in talks to direct the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. While I was excited for news about the film finally moving forward, I can't say I was overly thrilled with the choice of director. While not necessarily bad, there were a few other directors I think would do an awesome job with the Turtles reboot instead.
Bay will film his "small" film first, but could return to the Transformers franchise as soon as Winter 2012.
[Updated: Bay has recently released a statement about his involvement in the film at this official site. According to him,
Right now I’m not decided on Transformers 4… Studio’s are passing rumors but I’m not sure what I’m doing? I know I’m going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that’s it for right now. I’m leaving all my options on the table. I’ve got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks.